CROCKETT – A man was arrested last week in Crockett and accused of holding a woman against her will and sexually assaulting her.
According to Crockett Chief of Police Clayton Smith, patrol officers with Crockett Police Department were dispatched last Monday, June 27, to meet with a complainant about an assault that occurred on a property within the city.
Smith said that while the complainant spoke with the officers, she alleged that Trenton Edward Yarbrough, a 33-year-old Crockett man, held her against her will and sexually assaulted her.
Yarbrough was later located walking in the 800 block of North Fourth Street and was taken into custody and interviewed with CPD’s sexual assault investigator.
Yarbrough was booked into the Houston County Jail on several charges: assault of a family or household member by impeding breath or circulation; sexual assault; unlawful restraint and possession of marijuana (<2 ounces).
The sexual assault charge is a second-degree felony and the assault charge a third-degree felony. Yarbrough remains in custody of the jail.
Smith issued a press release about the investigation and noted that it was “purposely left vague,” due to the fact that the alleged incident “was not a random act of violence, as the victim and Yarbrough were acquainted with each other.”
If you or someone you know is the victim of domestic violence or sexual assault, please call the Crockett Police Department at 936-544-2021 or the Family Crisis Center of East Texas at 1-800-828-SAFE (7233) or by text at 936-552-9256.